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. here's "ac 360." piers, thanks. 10:00 on east coast. we begin tonight with syria and our keeping them honest. for months, we have witnessed the world has witnessed men, women, children, demonstrating the streets. initially they called for reforms. those calls were met with arrests, torture, killing, they began to call for the overthrow of the regime. there has been more bloodshed in syria, and sadly that's nothing new. what is new tonight is there's a team of observers from the arab league on the ground in syria. observers sent to verify that syria's president al assad is keeping his promises to remove military forces from streets, to stop violence from protesters. they've been on the ground about 48 hours. their initial statements are so far stunning. the chief monitor of this arab league observer force's sudanese commander. not only a commander but also the former head of foreign intelligence in the government of omar al bashir, a man wanted by the international criminal court for genocide in crimes against humanity. more on that in a moment. today, the head of the arab league team
>>> we begin tonight with syria and are keeping an honest report. for months the world has witnessed men, will and children, demonstrating in the streets. initially they called for reforms, when those calls were met with arrests and torture and killings, they began to call for overthrow. there's a team of observers from the arab league now on the ground in syria. observers sent in to verify that syria's president, bashar al assad, is keeping his promises to remove military forces from streets, to stop violence against protesters. they've been on the ground for 48 hours and their initial statements are so far stunning. the chief monitor of the arab league observer force is a sudanese military commander mohammed mustafa al dabbi, he's the former head of intelligence in the government of omar basher. a man wanted for crimes against humanity. he told "reuters" that quote things were calm and there were no clashes in homs. he went on to say, the situation seems reassuring so far. he also said, some places looked a bit of a mess, but there was nothing frightening. nothing frighte
this hour. the united nations says that syria should be refused -- should be sent to the international criminal court. there is a decision to veto the new treaty, but the coalition is divided. >> can that is the first country to withdraw from the kyoto protocol. as u.s. soldiers go home from iraq, barack obama says that they are leaving with dignity and with their heads held high. >> it is 2:00 in the morning here in london. broadcasting around the world, welcome to newsday. >> hello, and welcome. the united nations human rights chief says that she believes more than 5000 people have been killed in syria in anti- government protests. more than 5000 have gone to other countries since the demonstrations began. >> based on the evidence and the widespread nature of the killings and the detention, and the torture, i felt that this constituted crimes against humanity. and i recommended these should be referred to the international criminal court. >> it was the most horrible weekend we have had in the security council. she has cataloged more than 5000 people killed, the situation is deteriora
in syria's bloody spiral of violence. suicide car bombs went off in damascus. tonight's images are especially graphic. the two car bombings left behind charred metal, shattered buildings and body parts. the big question, who's behind these deadly attacks? syria's government-run news agency say the attacks carry the blueprint of al qaeda, quote. cnn can't send a correspondent into syria. but our reporter is monitoring the situation from cairo tonight. the syrian government says al qaeda -- i don't believe the pronouncements by the syrian government. what do we know? >> reporter: john, as you said, the syrian government blaming al qaeda. but the opposition groups we're speaking with in syria, the activists there, they're laying the blame at the doorstep of bashad. they say it's convenient at a time when arab lead monitors in syria that bashad would make these claims. in this ten months the uprising has been going on, he's said repeatedly he and his troops are fighting terrorists, even though the international community is condemning he and his regime for the violence there, they
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changed have come to syria. its people are taking to the streets calling for the dictatorship to end. it's more than 40 year rule. clarissa is one of the western journalists to see the fighting firsthand. >> for month, this is what is seen of the revolution in syria. cell phone video of demonstrations met with bullets from security forces. to meet the people holding those cell phones, we entered the country as tourists, carrying only a small camera. an opposition activist. she insists on using her real name. the regime already knows who she is. she isn't hiding to avoid arrest. >> are you scared? >> who is not? but we have to continue. we decided to start our revolution. this is what we have been dreaming of long time ago. >> she took us to the suburb of duma. to the funeral of a 16-year-old boy these people say was shot by security forces that have protested the day before. men and women poured in by the hundreds. their grief tinged with defiant. >> this is real, okay? if you come, you will see real bodies. they are not strong. they are real bodies. >> they want international mili
out of syria tonight, reportedly showing tanks, snipers and artillery units pounding away at neighborhoods, voubded by thousands of troops, all this quhil simultaneously observers from the arab league are arriving in dmas cass to verify that president bashar al assad is keeping his promise to dial back the violence, start talks with the opposition and let aid workers lend a hand. before showing this next video, i really do want to warn you, it is very hard to watch. you may want to turn away but it underscores the sharp contrast between the two different versions of what is going on here. this is video claiming to show the aftermath of an artillery strike today on the city of homs. there are more than just the one body you see here, but it's simply too gory to show. as always, we cannot independently confirm the facts of this video because the syrian regime will not let us see for ourselves, but take a look. [ gunfire ] these are the streets of a neighborhood. the gunfire in homs is reportedly non-stop now. some witnesses say it seems as if government troops are basically
out of syria tonight. reportedly showing tanks, snipers and artillery units pounding away at neighborhoods surrounding by thousands of troops. while observes of the arab league are arriving in damascus to verify beshear al assad is keeping his promise to dial back the violence, start talks with the opposition and let aide workerlend a hand. >>> before showing this next video i really do want to warn you it is very hard to watch. you may want to turn away. it underscores the sharp contrast between the two different versions of what is going on here. this is video claiming to show the aftermath of an artillery strike today on the city of hanms. there are more than just the one body you see here. it's too gori y to show. take a look. [ gunfire ] >> these are streets of a neighborhood. the gunfire in homs is reportedly nonstop now. some witnesses say it seems as if government troops are basically racing to wit out the opposition before observing can arrive. the worst appears to be happening in baba amr southwest of the central part of homs. it's not clear whether arab league o
. >>> bloodshed across syria now as security force continue a brutal eight month crackdown against protesters there. women and children are reportedly among the dead. we go live to the middle east right after this. >>> security forces reportedly killed 60 people across syria today. i want to warn you some of the video you're about to see is very graphic, cnn jim clancy is in tripoli, lebanon. he has the latest on this eight month syrian crackdown. i understand one of yesterday's, among those dead was a small child, a 10-year-old, right? >> reporter: a 10-year-old child sitting in his own home by a window hit by a single round that was fired penetrated that window frame. he bled to death in his own home. a very sad case certainly. and indicative of the way the violence has been spiraling downwards in syria and especially in the city of haams. then came his funeral and at his funeral the people who were carrying his body in a procession actually came under fire from snipers. we talked to abdul who is a member of the revolutionary council and he said he point ad finger at snipers that worked for
is getting serious about shutting down their attempt to be a nuclear power. >> turning to syria, there have been more massive protests. at least 19 people reportedly killed since those arab league monitors first got into syria earlier this week. the death toll is mounting. what do you project happening in syria? >> the international community will come down hard or syria. seeing what takes place when regimes resist the voice of the people. the people are now coming out by the thousands. syria is reacting by using force to suppress them. the result will be that this regime will be gone. we are seeing a continuation of the arab spring and this is one thing taking place in syria and i mighting is to the extent that iran continues to crack down in the fashion they have, given the economic conditions we will see a change in iranian policy in terms of not going forward with the nuclear program or see a change in regime. that's something they may have to be concerned about and should be. >> that is quite a projection for the new year. happy new year to you. >> same to you. >> thanks so much for al
in the air. this city is a haven for people seeking escape. judy is a student from syria. >> living here alone, i never feel unsafe, uncomfortable of living here. >> reporter: even the ruler still walks without a security detail. dubai is diverse. 85% of the people who live here are and people from 200 countries pass through so far, though, there's been no suicide in the city. >> are you worried that extremists, someone would want to target with a terrorist act, women can wear bic kind knees in the middle east? >> that has not been a problem for us. they are living together and have an interest to come here so they work and sent home some money and they don't want to. >> reporter: he begins his day at his horse ranch about an hour from dubai. >> the horse and dog is part of our life. >> reporter: in the summer, it's about 120 degrees farenheit. but on a december day we visited, it was about 80. perfect weather to watch emirati governing in action. it's called when they have a chance to directly petition for more land to liver transplants. >> anybody and everybody can come to their ruler
activists used terms like delusional, insane, assad is amad man in denial of the situation in syria, all in reaction to his performance in that abc news interview when he denied ever ordering syrian security forces to punish anti-government demonstrators in which he claimed loss enjoy much of the support of the syrian population and in which he also claimed that syrian loyalists to the government were making up the bulk of the more than 40,000 people that have been killed since anti-government protests began last march. now, amid this chorus of criticism and the growing number of former syrian allies, the arab league, turkey, here, former close political allies that have now imposed sanctions against the syrian government, there is a strong show of support this week from the powerful lebanese shiite movement, hezbollah, where its leader, stood strongly by bashar al assad in a speech he gave in beirut tuesday. meanwhile the bloodletting has not stopped inside syria. fighting raging along the turkish/syrian border according to news sources, the syrian state news agency, and the anti-govern
. paula hancocks, thanks very much. >>> the bloody crackdown in syria continues right under the noses are the arab league monitors who are in the country. they will visit two new towns at the center of the uprising. an opposition group says 14 more people killed. thousands in the streets to protest the al assad regime. a human rights group is accusing them of hiding hundreds in military sites. >>> iran is threatening to block the flow of crude oil through the strait of hormuz that is driving oil prices up. every day some 15 million barrel of crude flow through the channel connecting the indian ocean and persian gulf. iran's vice president is warning that the strait will be blocked if the west following through on threats to impose sanctions on its crude exports. >> these are long-standing threats. the u.s. military patrols that area as well. >>> terrifying moments in new mexico. a police squad car crashes into a crowded restaurant. the officer loses control after being clipped by another car on the highway. the cruiser stopped in front of one of the fire pits right in front of kerosen
in syria falls apart. this is about one hour and 25 minutes. >> can i ask you to take your seats because we're going to start? good afternoon. i joined the middle east program at the woodrow wilson international center for scholars. welcome to today's meeting on enemies or allies in the new middle east, turkey, iran, and saudi arabia. this meeting is part of an ongoing series of meetings we have had for the whole year since the beginning of the revolutions in tunisia, egypt, libya, and yemen and also the ongoing events in syria. and bahrain. our speakers today are david ottaway, he is a senior scholar at the woodrow wilson center and the former cairo euro chief -- bureau chief for the washington post. i will be brief. david, the last paper, as part of our occasional series, was saudi arabia in the shadow of the arab revolt. we have a few copies left outside. we urge you to take one on your way out. our second speaker is a former fellow at the wilson center. he is a professor of international relations at the university. i just received a copy of his latest book, "iraq: its neighbors." witch
it when it gets here. >> all right. and on syria, what do additional steps to pressure the assad regime mean? what are you talking about there specifically? >> the fact is -- of the matter is that we have throughout this process worked both unilaterally and collectively to increase pressure and isolation on the assad regime. what you've seen is a continuation of horrific acts of violence, needless violence, against the syrian people. and it's clear that every metric shows the situation is moving against assad. defections of the military are on the rise. diplomats have begun leaving their posts and coming out in support of the syrian opposition. the opposition is more unified and more inclusive. the regime has been cut off by the arab league, by its traditional allies and neighbors like turkey, and the regime is under increasing financial duress due to international sanctions and weak domestic economic policies. it is only a matter of time before this regime comes to an end. only fear is holding it together, and governing that is based on fear is always doomed to fail. >> are you talking
. >> sreenivasan: an outpouring of antigovernment protesters filled cities across syria today. it marked a new challenge to president bashar al-assad. the opposition reported as many as 250,000 people turned out in iblid and hama, and there were many thousands more in homes, douma, and daraa. troops gunned down at least 22 people. we have a report narrated by andy davies of independent television news. >> reporter: homs, in the northwest syria this morning, some are now calling this the martyr city, given the numbers killed here in recent months. in front of the camera reads the message, "this is the friday for marching towards the squares of freedom." and so they did, gathering in their thousands in the city's main square, significantly, for the first time in months. across syria, the opposition movement rallied its support base following friday prayers. hundreds of thousands reportedly took to the streets. emboldened, perhaps, by the recent arrival of arab league monitors in the country. it's intended as a statement to those observers, raging violence will not quell this uprising. this foota
there and expand its influence in gaza. i think similar situation may emerge in syria which certainly will be a loss for the iranians if assad falls. i think their relationship with the regime is not just limited to assad. it's also in the security apparatus as well as the fact that even if it becomes a loss to iranians it doesn't automatically translate to a win for everyone else. it's most likely syria will turn into yet another one of the regions that will become a proxy for a major powers to fight each other rather than squarely falling into the capital deals. >> yes? >> henri, you mentioned the crisis that erupted between washington and over turkey's deal with iran on the nuclear issue, particularly the uranium enrichment deal they helped broker with brazil. it seems like when you look at the issue of turkey and the u.s., aside from the obama-erdogan chemistry, turkey stepping away from the iran issue. these being a very vocal advocate for iran. but you mentioned you see sort of things get harder for iran possibly then coming back to turkey. and i'm wondering, what are the condit
, the arab spring is still not finished business, we don't know where egypt will head up and how syria is going to end and finally, russia, you know, vladimir putin, who seemed to be ready to coast to his third or fourth or fifth term in office, is now in serious trouble and we might have an arab spring-like turmoil there, too. >> wow, so, dan, he's covered the world and which of those do you think is likely to do those, the biggest influence on america? >> i think, paul, in a sense, it is the arab spring, which has. >> really? >> i'll tell you why, it's turned into the arab sandstorm at the moment. we've had the tension over the straits of hormuz and the egyptian government's raiding foreign institutions, operations inside egypt like freedom house, which is a u.s. human rights group and killing continues in syria and the turkish government bombed the kurds in northern turkey and libya is trying to form a government without any help from the united states. admittedly our options are limited. why are they limited? the arab spring started last january and at least 11 nations erupted defe
nations, syria's nine-month crackdown on protesters have killed 4,000 people including some children. >>> and a nation that doesn't use the euro could put a wrench in europe's plan to fix its debt crisis. british prime minister david cameron is demanding safeguards for england or his nation will veto a treaty designed to save the troubled currency. >>> today marks 70 years since the japanese bombing on pearl harbor, the attack that led the u.s. into world war ii. 120 survivors are expected to arrive in hawaii for the annual commemoration. there will are rifle salutes, wreath presentations to honor and remember the nearly 2,400 people who died in that surprise attack. this is the last time the survivors association will gather together, because members, carol, are aging. their health declining and don't have enough membership to withstands the committees and chapters around the country. >> many in their 90s now. >> yeah. so sad. >> but we're proud of them. >> republican front-runner newt gingrich likes to call barack obama the most successful food stamp president in history. 47 millio
're seeing fresh rtprotest today in syria. are we going to look back in 10 or 20 years and say that 2011 was a turning point or just a rebellion? >> 2011 was definitely a turning point. i think less what we'll remember it for was the killings but where people stood up and said we want our dignity, we want self-government, and we're willing to die to get it. and you're continuing to see that in syria today, you saw it all year, and you also saw a decisive rejection that finally everybody could understand. a decisive rejection of osama bin laden's ideology of change through violent islamism, and instead, a desire for change in forms that should look very familiar to americans. >> and to just go for one second, 2011 was the official end of the war in iraq, and in terms of troops, the beginning of drawing down in afghanistan. are these changes of name only, changes in doctrine, or are these wars rah s really coming end? >> these wars which the u.s. started are coming to an end. and the peace of doctrine that's changing dramatically is the idea that you're going to have hundreds of thousands
was messy, there was nothing particularly frightening about it. as you just saw, i vens liz growing in syria. recent scenes in cairo show egypt is in disarray but there are few countries in the middle east which have escaped significant unrest in the arab spring and one of them is the united arab emirates. erin burnett has spent a lot of time in the middle east and in the uae and recently she spent a day with prime minister of the uae, the rule or of dubai. there he is. his name is sheikh mohammed. the man that ex-pats refer to as sheikh mo. locals call his highness. >> reporter: a perfect december day to celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of the youngest countries in the world. this is the united arab emirates and the man who built its crowned jewel, dubai, is still at the helm. >> i had a dream. >> reporter: a dream of skyscrapers where 40 years ago there were literally sand dunes, tents and small forts. now the world's tallest building rises from the desert. the center of the city. and the backdrop for the rich and famous, including tom cruise and his stunt move for the latest movie, "
about it. as you just saw, i vens liz growing in syria. recent scenes in cairo show egypt is in disarray but there are few countries in the middle east which have escaped significant unrest in the arab spring and one of them is the united arab emirates. erin burnett has spent a lot of time in the middle east and in the uae and recently she spent a day with prime minister of the uae, the rule or of dubai. there he is. his name is sheikh mohammed. the man that ex-pats refer to as sheikh mo. locals call his highness. >> reporter: a perfect december day to celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of the youngest countries in the world. this is the united arab emirates and the man who built its crowned jewel, dubai, is still at the helm. >> i had a dream. >> reporter: a dream of skyscrapers where 40 years ago there were literally sand dunes, tents and small forts. now the world's tallest building rises from the desert. the center of the city. and the backdrop for the rich and famous, including tom cruise and his stunt move for the latest movie, "mission impossible" he dangled 153 stories in the
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